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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 25, 2015 – Coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place yesterday, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Syria:

-Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL excavator and an ISIL bridge.

-Near Dayr Az, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and two small ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 22 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.

-Near Bayji, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

-Near Fallujah, seven airstrikes struck an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device facility, a weapons repair facility and five ISIL bridges, and destroyed an ISIL excavator.

-Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.

-Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.

-Near Ramadi, five airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL armored personnel carriers, four ISIL mobility obstacles, an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery weapon, an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL building.

-Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL light machine guns, two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL bunker.

-Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL camera embedded berm.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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